10 Sugar + Salt Scrub Recipes You’ll LOVE!

 

Why Exfoliate?

Sugar and salt scrubs gently slough away dead cells to brighten your complexion and even out your skin-tone. Scrubs made from natural, nourishing ingredients do so while also delivering important fats and nutrients to your skin!

Learn how to make your own sugar and salt scrubs with these drink and dessert inspired ALL NATURAL combos, plus WHY you should be exfoliating on the regular.

Scrub Texture

As I shared during the Blab, I approach scrub-making pretty similarly to how I cook: I don't necessarily measure everything out exactly. With the exception of many essential oils, there's quite a bit of room to play around with scrub recipes. In fact, you'll find that you might like your scrubs to be “drier” (more sugar/salt than) or “wetter” (more oil) depending on how you're going to use them. I personally like to use wetter scrubs on my face and drier ones on my body.

All that to say: my recipes aren't really recipes. 😉 They are combo suggestions that you might enjoy. Simply combine the ingredients I have listed and then add enough carrier oil to make the scrub the texture you like. Add a little bit of carrier oil at a time, stirring it up frequently, so you can get an accurate look at how it's coming together.

Chris shared a base recipe that is a good starting ratio, and that's 1 cup sugar/salt + 1/4-1/2 cup of carrier oil.

Drink-Inspired Scrub Recipes!

Vanilla Latte – I used sugar, coffee, vanilla essential oil, and sweet almond oil.

Lavender Lemonade – I used grated lavender castille soap, lemon zest, sugar, and sweet almond oil.

Margarita Salt – I used lime zest, sea salt, and avocado oil.

Mint Hot Cocoa – I used sugar, cocoa, peppermint essential oil (only 1 drop!), and sweet almond oil.

Green Tea + Honey – I used sugar, loose green tea, raw honey, and sweet almond oil.

Get scrub ingredients + containers from Mountain Rose Herbs!

Dessert Inspired Scrub Recipes!

Click here for Christina's scrub recipes on The Hippy Homemaker! She has super decadent dessert-inspired scrubs:

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Strawberries & Cream
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Birthday Cake
  • Grapefruit Coffee Cellulite

Have you ever made your own salt or sugar scrubs? What are your favorite oil + herb combos?

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9 Responses

  1. Karen Coghlan

    Just recently I started thinking that I need to make a scrub, I like the basic recipe it makes it so easy to get started… Thank you for sharing.

  2. Julie

    Is there an amount of EOs that you suggest? I know it can depend on the oil but when I make them as gifts, people really like for them to have a stronger scent but I don’t want to use too much EO.

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